BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Traffic Technology Services, Inc. (TTS) and Siemens USA have finalized an agreement to expand TTS’ partner network for supporting connected and autonomous vehicle operations near signalized intersections. Starting this month, select Siemens TACTICS ATMS systems, an advanced traffic control hardware and software platform, will supply traffic signal data to TTS cloud-based services to support connected vehicle applications for safety, mobility, and the environment.
Siemens TACTICS platform is harnessing real-time traffic data which are used in the TTS cloud-based Personal Signal Assistant™ information service to provide a predicted and current intersection signal status. Every second at every intersection, TTS predicts the signal operations using its patented technology and these predictions and intersection layouts are then provided as data used for autonomous and connected vehicle applications. Siemens traffic data and analytics software enables an effective and secure solution from data capturing to actionable, real-time and measured information processing.
Through this new partnership, automotive, truck, and transit OEMs, in addition to after-market device manufacturers, and navigation service providers, will have greater access to signalized intersection data for connected vehicle applications.
“With hundreds of TACTICS systems controlling thousands of intersections across the U.S., Siemens is the country’s leading intelligent traffic providers and pioneer in connected vehicle technology and we are excited to bring this expertise to our new partnership with TTS,” said Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems in North America. “This partnership directly aligns with the long-term vision of the U.S. DOT’s Vehicle-to-Infrastructure initiative and will advance the industry’s efforts toward a connected vehicle future.”
The joint service will be implemented initially in the City of Aurora (Denver area), City of Fargo, City of Fremont (San Francisco area), and East Whiteland and Upper Merion Townships (Philadelphia area).
The Personal Signal Assistant™ service supports various connected vehicle applications, most notably the Audi Connect Traffic Light Information feature. TTS is deploying the Personal Signal Assistant™ service throughout several metro areas in the USA and Canada.
Siemens’ Mobility Portfolio: Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems business unit is part of the Siemens Mobility Division which provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – including all products, solutions and services regarding mobility. Siemens designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Denver, Phoenix, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, Atlanta and Charlotte. Cities also rely on Siemens to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems. Siemens has transportation manufacturing hubs in: Sacramento, CA; Louisville, KY; Marion, KY; Pittsburgh, PA.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Traffic Technology Services Inc. (TTS) is a technology company and information provider for connected vehicle applications. The Personal Signal Assistant™ cloud-based solution, patented prediction process, industry standard definitions, and comprehensive deployment allows for immediate vehicle-to-infrastructure integration and applications. TTS is currently active in over 50 major metropolitan areas in North America, representing over 175,000 signalized intersections. TTS is based in Beaverton, Oregon, while TTS Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary, is headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.traffictechservices.com.